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Assistant Dean of External Relations, UCLA Extension (HYBRID)
Development - Individual Giving
Working Title : Assistant Dean of External Relations, UCLA Extension (HYBRID)
Department : Development - Individual Giving
Reports To : Assistant Vice Chancellor, College Development and Individual Giving
Supervises : Professional and Support Staff
Salary : $150,000
Payroll Classification: Fundraising Manager 1
Req Nbr : 1969

Position Summary
As the Assistant Dean, External Relations for UCLA Extension (UNEX), you will serve as a guiding force in providing the leadership, guidance and inspiration to our external relations staff. As one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive continuing and professional studies providers, UNEX gives you a wide range of options to expand career opportunities, switch careers, or achieve personal growth. We encourage you to bring your strong experience in fundraising, commitment to excellence, and drive for success to this role.

Primary Responsibilities
Working collaboratively with the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Dean and UNEX academic and administrative leadership, you will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel. You will design and implement a strategic plan for external relations that represents the Dean’s priorities and will prepare for and participate in major gift solicitations. As the Assistant Dean, you will also meet with faculty in priority areas and gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise as well as serve as a staff resource to the UNEX Dean and represent UNEX to the broader community. You will be a valued member of our team, in an environment supported by a strong management team and driven colleagues where you will be provided with the tools to succeed as part of the many professional growth opportunities we offer staff at UCLA.

Qualifications
1. Five or more years of progressive responsibility and experience as a professional fundraising, external relations officer or similar experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or related environment.

2. Expert knowledge of principles and practices of major gift fundraising in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. Demonstrated experience in soliciting major gifts and/or prior experience with solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

4. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement a comprehensive fundraising, external affairs or similar program of comparable size and complexity including the ability to envision and articulate future direction.

5. Appropriate management and administrative skills needed to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers.

6. Excellent communication skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the UCLA Extension.

7. Effective verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies; conduct participatory meetings; gain acceptance of decisions; and advise and collaborate with others.

8. Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, staff, donors and volunteers.

9. Strong strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to implement and follow through.

10. Strong supervisory skills to oversee and evaluate the efforts of professional fundraisers.

11. Steadfast commitment to work of impeccable integrity with strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special fundraising and/or program related projects.

12. Some travel and ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

13. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Position Summary
As the Assistant Dean, External Relations for UCLA Extension (UNEX), you will serve as a guiding force in providing the leadership, guidance and inspiration to our external relations staff. As one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive continuing and professional studies providers, UNEX gives you a wide range of options to expand career opportunities, switch careers, or achieve personal growth. We encourage you to bring your strong experience in fundraising, commitment to excellence, and drive for success to this role.

Primary Responsibilities
Working collaboratively with the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Dean and UNEX academic and administrative leadership, you will determine market feasibility for academic priorities and provide advice and counsel. You will design and implement a strategic plan for external relations that represents the Dean’s priorities and will prepare for and participate in major gift solicitations. As the Assistant Dean, you will also meet with faculty in priority areas and gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise as well as serve as a staff resource to the UNEX Dean and represent UNEX to the broader community. You will be a valued member of our team, in an environment supported by a strong management team and driven colleagues where you will be provided with the tools to succeed as part of the many professional growth opportunities we offer staff at UCLA.

Qualifications
1. Five or more years of progressive responsibility and experience as a professional fundraising, external relations officer or similar experience in a nonprofit, membership/volunteer driven or related environment.

2. Expert knowledge of principles and practices of major gift fundraising in a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity.

3. Demonstrated experience in soliciting major gifts and/or prior experience with solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity.

4. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement a comprehensive fundraising, external affairs or similar program of comparable size and complexity including the ability to envision and articulate future direction.

5. Appropriate management and administrative skills needed to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals and volunteers.

6. Excellent communication skills to express, both orally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the UCLA Extension.

7. Effective verbal communication skills to make persuasive oral presentations to senior management and internal and external constituencies; conduct participatory meetings; gain acceptance of decisions; and advise and collaborate with others.

8. Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, staff, donors and volunteers.

9. Strong strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to implement and follow through.

10. Strong supervisory skills to oversee and evaluate the efforts of professional fundraisers.

11. Steadfast commitment to work of impeccable integrity with strong analytical and organizational skills to develop creative, credible solutions, recommendations and programs as well to define and implement special fundraising and/or program related projects.

12. Some travel and ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

13. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.